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1980s Friendship Heights Metro Construction

Do you remember living in Washington during the 1970s? How about when the Metro was being built up along Wisconsin Avenue? We dug up this great old article in the Washington Post from January 26th, 1978. Here is a terrific old photo of the Friendship Heights station under construction. Below is a long excerpt from […]

Giant Food on Wisconsin Avenue

Old Giant Food on Wisconsin Avenue in the 1940s

Remember this super ugly Giant on Wisconsin Ave. near the Cathedral? It’s soon going to be the new Cathedral Commons. This old photo was taken in the summer of 1942. Source: Library of Congress

Washington, D.C. "At 7 a.m. on June 21, 1942, the day before stricter gas rationing was enforced, cars were pouring into this gas station on upper Wisconsin Avenue." If they still made cars that looked like this Packard, we'd run right out and buy one. Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information.

1942 Photo of Friendship Heights Gas Station

Here’s a cool old World War II-era photograph of Friendship Heights. It shows the old gas station at 5252 Wisconsin Ave. NW, owned by the McDowell family. Source: Shorpy Today, the spot is the location of a sweet parking garage near Mazza Gallerie. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps?cbp=12,294.76,,0,-8.62&layer=c&panoid=Gipj62GIHXQcmyQlOqBr3A&cbll=38.958689,-77.084667&dg=opt&ie=UTF8&ll=38.926832,-77.043686&spn=0.341336,0.724411&t=m&z=11&source=embed&output=svembed]

Apple Store in Georgetown

If Walls Could Talk: Apple Store in Georgetown

If you have an iPhone, iPad or any other Apple product, chances are, you’ve set foot in an Apple Store … and if you live in Georgetown, it was likely the one at 1229 Wisconsin Ave. NW. I long ago abandoned my iPhone in favor of an Android (shocking?) but I still love my Macbook, […]

When Did Tennallytown Become Tenleytown?

Most GoDCers know that Wisconsin Avenue used to be called High Street in Georgetown and further up was known as Tennallytown Road. The history of naming decisions is always interesting, but sometimes the naming decisions not made are even more interesting. Below is a surprising article that we came across in the Washington Post from […]

Cathedral Highlands advertisement in the Washington Herald - June 23rd, 1907

Move to Cathedral Highlands: An Unobstructed View of the Entire Surrounding Country

It’s been a little while since we’ve done a “Reader’s Choice” post, so this one is for GoDCer Samantha, who tweeted the request to do something on Cathedral Heights. I also haven’t really done anything about that area, so this works out well. Let me start with a quick fact … Cathedral Heights started out as […]

Plain Old Pearson's advertisement (1947)

If Walls Could Talk: Plain Old Pearson’s in Glover Park

I was walking through Glover Park the other day with my wife and she made a great suggestion to do an “If Walls Could Talk” on the neighborhood favorite Pearson’s on Wisconsin. This place has been around for a really long time (since 1933). Your grandfather (or great-grandfather) probably would have purchased some booze from […]

View of 1335 Wisconsin Ave. & Dumbarton St.

Au Pied de Cochon Stories

This is the second part of our research into 1335 Wisconsin Ave. NW … formerly known as Au Pied de Cochon. If you haven’t read the first part, you should. And by the way, reader Nick is really getting his money’s worth with a two for one. So let’s get started …

Au Pied de Cochon

Remember Au Pied de Cochon?

Remember Au Pied de Cochon on Wisconsin Avenue? How about the story of the Soviet spy Vitaky Yurchenko?

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